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May 15, 2016
Industry Wants to Ensure the Warfighter Is Always Supported
McLean, VA (SPX) May 13, 2016
On April 12th in a darkened room at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., Gen. John Hyten prefaced his talk to the 32nd Space Symposium with a short, stark video. Its theme: This is how much the warfighter depends on U.S. assets in space. The conclusion: What if our soldiers couldn't depend on the ISR superiority they have come to expect? "We have been given the greatest gift by the American people - their sons and daughters," said Hyten, who heads U.S. Space Command. "Our job is to make sure they ... read more
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How the Marriage of Third Offset, Better Buying Power Affects Industry
The value the U.S. Department of Defense places on space was apparent last year in standing up the Joint Interagency Combined Space Operations Center (JICSpOC) as the first working element of the de ... more

British 'barbarians' need manners lesson, says China paper in rudeness row
The British media is riddled with "barbarians" who would benefit from a lesson in manners from China's ancient civilisation, a state-run newspaper said Thursday after Queen Elizabeth II called some Chinese officials "very rude". ... more

Obama weighs lifting Vietnam arms embargo
The White House is considering lifting a decades-old arms embargo against Vietnam in time for President Barack Obama's visit to the booming Southeast Asian nation this month. ... more
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US missile shield in Romania goes live to Russian fury
A US anti-missile defence system in Romania aimed at protecting NATO members from threats by "rogue" nations became operational Thursday, triggering Russian fury despite US insistence it does not target Moscow. ... more


SES Enables Danish Defence Wideband Global Satcom System Connectivity
SES S.A. reports it will provide two anchor stations for the Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation (DALO). Under the agreement, SES Techcom Services, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SES ... more

Space Tech Expo - Design - Build - Test - Pasadena CA - May 24-26, 2016

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Inter-satellite communications system on way
Prototype optical communication terminals for light-based communication between micro-satellites in low-Earth orbit are being developed by LGS Innovations. ... more

Orbital ATK completes installation of world's largest solid rocket motor
Orbital ATK in partnership with NASA, has completed installing the second Space Launch System (SLS) booster qualification motor, QM-2, in a specialized test stand in Utah in preparation for a June 2 ... more
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Scientists find 'birthmarks' from Earth's infancy

SES moves over 25 million households in Nigeria to digital


Calling all coders: your chance to forge software for space
Your chance is here to join the ESA Summer of Code in Space, to refine and extend open-source space-related software - and get paid for it. Since the creation of SOCIS in 2011, dozens of students ha ... more

94 dead in triple Baghdad car bombings claimed by IS
Three car bombs in Baghdad, including a huge blast at a market in a Shiite area, killed at least 94 people Wednesday, the bloodiest day in the Iraqi capital this year. ... more

BAE Systems, Czech company team for CV90 contract
BAE Systems and VOP CZ have partnered in a contract bid to replace the Czech Republic's BMP-2 infantry fighting vehicle with BAE's CV90. ... more
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U.S. MRAPs arrive in Egypt
The first shipment of U.S. Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles arrived in Egypt Thursday. ... more

US gives Tunisia military hardware to bolster security
The United States on Thursday delivered military hardware to Tunisia to help the North African country hit by several Islamic State group attacks secure its borders and battle terrorism. ... more
24/7 News Coverage
UCI sleuths search the seas for soot

Antarctic whales and the krill they eat

Biofeedback system designed to control photosynthetic lighting

Study offers clues to better rainfall predictions

Saharan dust makes big impact on Caribbean waters

Scientists track Greenland's ice melt with seismic waves

Study finds declining sulfur levels


Residents hold protest blaming leaders for Baghdad carnage
Hundreds of residents of a neighbourhood of the Iraqi capital rocked by a devastating bombing that killed dozens of people held a protest Thursday, blaming the government for the carnage. ... more

Danish govt recommends F-35s for combat jet order
Denmark's government said on Thursday it wants to replace its ageing fleet of fighter jets with 27 US-built Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II fighters. ... more

Raytheon gets Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile contract
Raytheon Missile Systems has been awarded a $76 million U.S. Navy contract for long lead material procurement and Block I production requirements for the Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile. ... more

French EC145 helicopters getting avionics upgrade
Airbus Helicopters is upgrading the avionics suite aboard EC145 helicopters used for search-and-rescue and medical evacuations missions in France. ... more

Lockheed gets $40.7 million AN/SQQ-89A contract
Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training has been awarded a $40.7 million modification to a previously awarded contract to exercise a one-year option for engineering services, travel and other direct costs involved in the AN/SQQ-89A surface ship undersea warfare system. ... more

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Bell Helicopter announces half-billion dollar contract
Bell Helicopter has announced a $461.1 million U.S. military contract to supply the U.S. Marine Corps with new utility and attack helicopters. ... more

US troops call in drone strike against Shebab in Somalia
US special operations forces working with African partners called in an air strike against the Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab group in Somalia on Thursday, killing five, the Pentagon said. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Toshiba posts $4.4 bn full-year loss on nuclear writedown

Nuclear physics' interdisciplinary progress

Primitive quantum computer finds application

Enhancing lab-on-a-chip peristalsis with electro-osmosis

Dartmouth announces new way to explore mathematical universe

Australia, US boost efforts to protect steelmakers

Solar Impulse 2 leaves Arizona on record-breaking flight


IS releases video of 'citizen executions' in Iraq


Hiroshima hopes Obama visit will revitalise anti-nuclear push


No 'imminent' signs of N. Korea nuclear test: US think tank


Radar integration effort starts to improve ISR capabilities


Georgia launches major drills with US, UK troops


US heralds Romania missile defence system as step forward


Indian Navy bids farewell Sea Harrier jets


Pentagon's research agency showcases future tech


Airborne Systems intros new precision-guided parachute systemw///


Russia's New ICBM Sarmat can penetrate defense shield, wipe out Texas

Iran touts newly tested long-range missile

Iran equipped with Russian missile system: defence minister

Obama to make historic visit to Hiroshima

US warship sails by South China Sea reef, irking Beijing

Philippines' Duterte open to territory-row talks with China

Ex-NATO heads, US defence chiefs fire Brexit warning

Germany to increase troops for first time since Cold War ended

Jordan to buy US-made TOW missiles: company

MBDA's Brimstone missile completes RAF trials

Former US Marine sues Iran over 'torture' while held captive

U.S. Army's Stryker to get 30mm cannon upgrade

Pakistan pushes back on U.S. F-16 sale opposition

Saab adds optronic sensors to frigate fire control directors

Cubic to research Air Force readiness, training

N. Korea's nuclear attitude 'has not changed': China media

Israeli nuclear whistle-blower charged over release terms

International agreement safeguarding nuclear facilities enters into force

Moscow seeks guarantees US missiles in Asia not to target Russia

US Navy overhypes its concern with Russia's newest sub

UCI sleuths search the seas for soot

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